Nebraska State Fair Announces Keith Urban in Concert
Posted on 04/01/2015
Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour 2015” to the Nebraska State Fair on Saturday, August 29th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now for $90 for the stage pit and $60 for general admission (plus gate and fees) available at Etix.com.
“This is the largest concert in our history,” Joseph McDermott, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair said, “the biggest artist and the biggest venue as we take the concert out of the Heartland Events Center and into the infield of the Fonner Park Race track making way for 14-thousand concert goers. It’s going to be a party under the stars.”
State Fair events and entertainment director, Chelsey Jungck says, “We’ll be pulling out all the stops so Keith Urban fans throughout the state will be able to stay abreast of the latest updates including ways to get into the concert before everyone else to pick their spot on the grass.”
Urban will be singing all of his previous hits, in addition to music from his #1 album FUSE. FUSE is one of the most celebrated albums of Urban’s career. Besides its debut atop the all genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia (a first for a male Country artist), it has received 20 award nominations including two from the recent 2015 Grammy Telecast. One nod was for Best County Duo/Group Performance for “Raise ‘Em Up” and the other for Best Country Solo Performance for FUSE’s platinum selling single, “Cop Car.”
Urban was the first Country artist to be named an American Idol judge, a role he is reprising in the show’s 14th season. He returns along with host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.
“Country newcomer Kelsea Ballerini, featuring her debut release “Love Me Like You Mean It” will open for Urban at 8:00 to get the party started. It’s going to be a night we won’t soon forget, and really opens the door to other top name concert entertainers at the Nebraska State Fair in the future,” Jungck said.
Gates open at 6:00pm with concessions and other amenities available.
Saturday August 29, 2015
Tickets on Sale now
$90 – Stage Pit
$60 – General